Medical definition of echostethoscopy
Use of a universal ultra-portable ultrasound imaging or medical visualization tool, intended to accompany health professionals in clinical practice of diagnostic orientation.
Echostethoscopy is primarily aimed at physicians who have never take ultrasound images and who have taken a 48-hour training program to master the gesture and the concept.
Medical definition of the tool
In version 0, the probe meets the following criteria to validate a relevant medical use:
The echOpen probe is an internal echo-anatomy visualization tool used in the clinical examination, enabling healthcare professionals to:
- See inside the body
- Find an organ, a vascular structure, ...
- Estimate its volume (large, medium, small) and its dynamics, without tissue analysis
- Supplement clinical semiology for diagnostic guidance for general practitioners and specialists
It is not :
- A complementary review tool
- A per se imaging tool
- A tool for tissue analysis
Use of the echostethoscop
Main pathologies that echOpen should cover in general medicine and emergency medicine :
- Pleural effusion
- Right heart failure
- Acute pulmonary oedema
- Kidney stones
- Central catheter guidance
More to come…